2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
Women's Sevens Series VII
|Host nations|| United States |
United Arab Emirates
|Date||20 October 2018 – 16 June 2019|
The 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series is the seventh edition of the global circuit for women's national rugby sevens teams, organised by World Rugby. There are six tournament events scheduled on the 2018–19 circuit with twelve teams competing in each tournament. The series also, for the second time, doubles as an Olympic qualifier.
Twelve teams compete at each event. The top-ranked teams at each tournament play off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams. Lower-ranked teams at each tournament play off for a Challenge Trophy. The overall winner of the series is determined by points gained from the standings across all events in the season.
The "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for the 2018–19 series are:
One additional core team qualified through winning the 2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens:
The twelfth team in each tournament is allocated based on performance in the respective continental competitions within Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas.
There are six tournaments in 2018–19:
|United States||Infinity Park||Glendale (Denver)||20–21 October 2018||New Zealand|
|Dubai||The Sevens||Dubai||29–30 November 2018||New Zealand|
|Australia||Spotless Stadium||Sydney||1–3 February 2019||New Zealand|
|Japan||Mikuni World Stadium||Kitakyushu||20–21 April 2019|
|Canada||Westhills Stadium||Langford (Victoria)||11–12 May 2019|
|France||Parc des Sports Aguiléra||Biarritz||15–16 June 2019|
Official standings for the 2018–19 series:
|2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens|
|8||England [GB 1]||6||10||3||19|
|13||Papua New Guinea||–||–||1||–||–||–||1|
Source: World Rugby
Legend No colour Core team in 2018–19 Pink Relegation position for the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2018–19 series Yellow Invitational team Qualifying to the 2020 Olympic Sevens as one of the four highest placed eligible teams from the 2018–19 series.
Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2018–19 series, by team:
|Cup||New Zealand||33–7||United States|| Canada (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Australia||21–19||Ireland|| Russia (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Spain||20–14||Fiji|| China (11th)|
|Cup||New Zealand||26–14||Canada|| Australia (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Russia||12–7||England|| France (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||China||12–7||Spain|| Fiji (11th)|
|Cup||New Zealand||34–10||Australia|| United States (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Canada||19–17||France|| Russia (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Fiji||15–12||England|| China (11th)|
Papua New Guinea
Updated: 3 February 2019
Updated: 3 February 2019
- 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series (for men)
- 2019 Hong Kong Women's Sevens
- Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification
- "Olympic qualification pathway for rugby sevens confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Rugby. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018.
- "Sevens Olympic pathway confirmed for 2020". England Rugby. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018.